Black Poetry : Catchup & Muster

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  1. NittyGrit

    NittyGrit Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the bitter sweet taste of failure
    only wets my pallet
    took a brief moment
    to lap my wounds
    and next thing you know
    ....i'm stagnant

    what happened

    did i lose my ambition
    somewhere in the shuffle
    as i prayed
    and did nothing but wait
    or
    was it when i realized
    greatness is the reward
    of those who hustle
    if not for success
    then for survival sake

    either way

    my muscles ache
    as i limp in last place
    with nothing
    ...not even a cheering section
    its like i'm running
    just because
    and with every step
    i take a loss
    i'm hell bound
    at a pace
    too fast for heaven

    i'm so honest with God now
    that I dare to pray out loud
    from a spirit frustrated and tense
    my tone indicates the pressure
    attacking me at the shoulders
    is harder and harder to keep in
    i try to get it off my
    chest
    but...
    my heart is
    broken
    my soul is
    silent
    and all i can say is.....amen

    the end
    ain't coming
    so i better get
    running
    a sprained ankle
    isn't a broken leg
    can't just keep standing still
    supporting other people's thrills
    while mine only live
    in my head
    i ain't dead
    yet

    so this is where passion meets action
    and rubber meets pavement
    catch up is the name of this street
    i'll search the depths of my soul
    and muster the strength
    to finish the race given me

    and when I break
    that finish line tape
    don't give me a reward on stage
    just look over my life
    my wrongs and my rights
    and tell me
    what kind of road
    i paved
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I can taste all this as you brought a mouth full ......i'm relating deep in this
     
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    Gotta muster up the strength to catch up to where I should be....the title is perfect. And your word choice allows the reader to feel the way you are striving. So genuine, loving it.
     
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    very heartfelt

    striving against all odds

    no pain no gain

    sometimes it feels like a monkey on the back

    but in the long run we want something to show for our pain

    great piece poet
     
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    NittyGrit:
    What an awesome write. I felt the conviction
    in this piece and I can so relate.



    Much Luv
     
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